Monthly Archives: February 2014

Functional Brain Imaging in Psychiatric Disorders – One Minute Medical School

Measuring blood flow through the brain can tell us which neurons are working hard and which are underperforming, because hard working neurons demand more blood supply than idle neurons. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is one tool we use to create 3D maps of brain activity.  See how it works and how we use it to investigate psychiatric disorders.